Our research acknowledged by Lund University Magazine

In an interview with our senior lecturer Johan Bergström the Lund University Magazine (LUM) acknowledges our research into the popular notion of societal resilience. Johan, who has just finalized an MSB-funded research project on this theme is interviewed on how the notion of resilience brings an optimism towards disaster preparedness at the level of local communities. Johan also introduces the critique; mainly how the notion of resilience represents a neoliberal strive to deregulate and decentralize also disaster preparedness. 

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Upcoming event:  Jubileumstider

I år fyller Brandingenjörsutbildningen 30 år, Civilingenjörsutbildningen i Riskhantering 15 år samt det internationella Mastersprogrammet i Brandteknik (IMFSE) 5 år. Med anledning av detta anordnas ett jubileum den 29-30 september som ni går att anmäla sig till. För mer information klicka här.


Upcoming event:  Welcome to the Licentiate Disputation by Roshni Pramanik

Title of thesis: Inter organizational collaboration in  crisis response management- Exploring conditions for improving collaborative behavior across organizational borders. Date: November 26, 2015. Day: Thursday. Time: 10.15-12.00. Venue: E Hus, Room no.: 1406. Address: Ole Römers väg 3, Lund. - 19 Oct 2015


New publication: On the perceived usefulness of risk descriptions for decision-making in disaster risk management

In a paper recently published in the journal Reliability Engineering and System Safety Lexin Lin (Mona), Anders Nilsson, Johan Sjölin, Marcus Abrahamsson and Henrik Tehler ask how professionals working with disaster risk management perceive the usefulness of different descriptions of risk. Empirical data from the Swedish disaster risk management system were used to investigate the aspects of a risk description that affect its usefulness. The paper is made available online for free through Science Direct. - 21 May 2015


Master theses presentations

On Friday 22 May 2015 students will present their master theses in Risk Management and Safety Engineering. Also students from the B.Sc. in Fire Protection Engineering programme will present their degree projects. You are most welcome to attend the presentations and more details about time and location can be found here. - 21 May 2015


M.Sc. in Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change Adaptation starts in autumn 2015

The M.Sc. Programme in Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change Adaptation is approved by Lund University. The program will start up in September 2015. - 15 May 2015 


Analys färdig av inriktning och samordning i samband med skogsbranden 2014

Resultatet av samarbetet mellan Lunds universitet, Myndigheten för samhällsskydd och beredskap (MSB) samt Institutionen för tillämpad IT på Chalmers och Göteborgs universitet redovisas i antologin: Att åstadkomma inriktning och samordning – 7 analyser utifrån hanteringen av skogsbranden i Västmanland 2014. Hela antologin kan laddas ner här. - 11 May 2015 

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